Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
A training program combining a series of running exercises using an adapted device improves cardiorespiratory endurance of adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy, a study shows. The study, ... Read more
Healthcare professionals should develop new strategies for helping to fulfill the now unmet needs of parents whose children have severe cerebral palsy, beginning with improving education about the disease ... Read more
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a five-year, $2.7 million research ... Read more
Motor, cognitive, and speech impairments are more severe in infants with cerebral palsy associated with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS), a study has found. The study, “Cerebral Palsy in Children ... Read more
One in four children with cerebral palsy experiences behavioral difficulties that seem to be associated with sleep problems and nighttime pain, according to a recent study. The results, “Behavioral ... Read more
A review found limited evidence that botox outperforms other forms of treatment in improving walking, joint motion, or muscle spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The study, “Botulinum ... Read more
The structure and composition of temporary deciduous teeth, commonly known as “baby teeth,” are different in children with cerebral palsy, compared with healthy kids, a study has found. The ... Read more